Top apps for tracking FIFA World Cup 2014

 Nidhi Singal        Last Updated: June 11, 2014  | 21:30 IST
Top apps for tracking FIFA World Cup 2014
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When the FIFA World Cup 2014 kicks off in Brazil on June 12, the world will go crazy. India may be a cricket-loving country, but there has been a constant increase in the number of football fans too.

Here is a look at the best apps to keep you abreast of the latest happenings on the ground.

1. FIFA: Free

This is the tournament's official app. Featuring the latest news, it helps you to find all the relevant details about the 32 participating teams. It also offers a compressive schedule of all the 64 matches. The app claims to bring you closer to the world of football than ever before with breaking stories, galleries from Getty Images, videos from the FIFA TV Studio and FIFA archives.

2. SofaScore: Free

It will offer a wide range of information -- news, scores and stats. The app, which looks neat, courtesy a clean layout, offers in-depth analysis too. One can choose the team and opt for active notification.

3. BBC Sport: Free

BBC has updated its Sport app, which now has a section dedicated to the tournament. The app will offer live coverage of the 31 matches that BBC has the rights to broadcast. It will also offer a highlights package for every match as soon as it ends. The app can be used to set match alerts for various teams, and this will include line-ups, kick-off, goals and half-time score and result. The app is also linked to World Cup Breakfast, a special programme one will be able to download every morning for offline viewing. This app is available for iOS, Windows Phone and Android phones.

4. One Football: Free

A top trending app for FIFA, this one offers play by play match commentary in Live ticker. It has got all the schedules, match results, news, and team line-ups. One can also check out individual player reports with stats and links to his Twitter feed. The news feed ties into all the top football websites. The history section helps get information about the previous World Cups.

5. Jalvasco World Cup 2014: Free

Very similar to the official FIFA app, this one offers you photos, videos, news and any other information. It offers full data customisation - tracking chosen teams, groups, matches and conferences. Apart from showing the full schedule of matches, it even allows one to add and remove own tabs. There is also an option of browsing the match result in offline mode and setting application specific time zone. It even offers news about the next two World Cups in Russia (2018) and Qatar (2022).


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